Keep Calm and Carry-On With Speck Travel

Keep Calm and Carry-On With Speck Travel

I’m an avid traveler and my number one rule is to fly with just a carry-on bag and a personal item like a backpack. If I’m flying from point A to point B, I want to get off the plane and to my destination as quickly as possible. I also love the security of knowing where my bags and personal belongings are at all times when I travel. There are definitely times when checking luggage is advantageous, but 99 percent of the time, I travel with a pretty light load.

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Four Back to School Looks from Candie’s at Kohl’s

Four Back to School Looks from Candie’s at Kohl’s

Summer is winding down and back to school season is almost here! Starting school again after a great summer can be so bittersweet. While it’s sad to leave the freedom of summer behind (no homework), getting back to school means starting a new routine, making new friends and most importantly, learning new things.

Before a new school year starts, it’s always a good idea to stock up on new supplies, books and best of all, new pieces to add to your wardrobe. I’ve been shopping at Kohl’s for years and I love the variety of tops, bottoms, dresses, and everything in between from the Candie’s collection in the Junior’s Department.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Egg Freezing Process at CCRM

Everything You Need to Know About the Egg Freezing Process at CCRM

This month my husband and I are celebrating our third wedding anniversary! With every year that goes by, we talk about having kids and when we’d like to expand our family. We both want to wait a few more years until we welcome a baby so we can do things like buy a new house, travel and spend time together as just the two of us. While it would be great to conceive and have kids naturally down the road, we know that it’s important for us to explore our options and ensure that welcoming children is something that we’ll be able to do in the future. One of the options that we’re considering is egg freezing.  

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Cruising Around Michigan in the Mazda3

Cruising Around Michigan in the Mazda3

Is it just me, or is this summer flying by? It feels like Memorial Day was just yesterday, yet we’ve already celebrated the 4th of July. Every year and every season seems to pass in the blink of an eye. Speaking of seasons, summertime in Michigan is by far my favorite. There are so many cool places to go and things to see. The weather this summer has been great – 70- and 80-degree days with plenty of sunshine. Warm weather is definitely a welcome sight after the harsh, cold winters we experience in the Mitten State.

A few weeks back over the 4th of July, Mazda was kind enough to let me take their Mazda3 Sedan for a spin! I currently drive an SUV, so getting behind the wheel of a sedan was a weird feeling at first, but it was something that I got used to quickly.

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How My Husband and I are Planning for Our Future Family with CCRM

How My Husband and I are Planning for Our Future Family with CCRM

How do you know when you’re ready to have a baby? From what I’ve heard, no one is really ready for parenthood. It’s just something that you fully embrace when the time is right. Seeing my friends start families of their own has been so eye-opening and it’s been great to see the way that they care for and interact with their children. My husband, Kyle, and I have talked about having kids and starting a family of our own one day. Before getting married, we discussed our plans for the future and when children might fit into the picture and we both agreed that we wanted to be married for a few years and enjoy being newlyweds before welcoming a baby.

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7 Things You Should Do Each Week at Work

7 Things You Should Do Each Week at Work

One of the coolest things about being an adult is being able to work in a field you're passionate about and earn a living doing what you excel in or what you enjoy. When I'm not blogging, I'm working full-time at my day job. I'm lucky to have a job that I love and to work with people that inspire me and motivate me. I've learned a lot after working in my industry for five years and I know that I still have a lot to learn. I'm excited to see where my career takes me and I can't wait to continue growing and developing my skill set. 

Since I'm used to being in an office setting, I've learned how to make the most of each week and ensure that I stay organized and on top of everything on my plate. Writing things down and recharging by taking small breaks throughout the day definitely helps me to stay focused. I challenge you to try these seven things this week at work and see if they make a difference in your productiveness and the overall way you feel. 

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The Ultimate List of the Best Millennial Blogs

The Ultimate List of the Best Millennial Blogs

Every generation is different, but there’s just something about millennials, right? GEN Y is the largest living generation and they’re making a splash across a variety of mediums. As the first segment to truly embrace the internet, millennials are all over the latest and greatest social media platforms and it’s no surprise that so many millennials (like myself) have started their own blogs.

GEN Y has embraced everything about connecting with people online and using their platforms as a way to share everything from their favorite products to what they’ve been up to in their daily lives.

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3 Things to Treat Yourself to Right Now

3 Things to Treat Yourself to Right Now

The holidays are over and the new year is underway, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop indulging in your favorite things. As much fun as it is to give gifts over the holidays, I think it’s important to splurge every once in a while on yourself and pick out an item or two that will help you to look good or feel good. Whether you like to light candles to turn your home into a cozy fragrance-filled oasis or buy makeup/skincare products to keep your eyes, lips and face on point, there’s nothing wrong with a spending a little money on yourself every once in a while.

With this in mind, I’m sharing three products that you should treat yourself to right now in today’s blog post. I have and use all three of the products that I’ll be mentioning below, so I can personally attest to how great they are and why you need them in your life. Read on to learn why I recommend them and where you can buy them.

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